Living in the moment means knowing the current time while knowing where you came from, and there's no more visual way to do that than by wearing a men's retro watch. A retro watch can keep you on your toes while showing you understand the value of the past. You might want something that seems like an exact replica of a decades-old timepiece, or a watch that zooms into the future with an updated take on a historical watch. Either way, retro looks timelessly stylish on any man's wrist.

The Baume & Mercier Men's Hampton Square Titanium Watch is a classy choice that will look good on most men. A few design elements lend themselves to the retro appeal of this watch. These elements include a stunning silver square bezel over a black face, silver toned Arabic numbers, and a rubber black wristband. This watch's namesake is the Hamptons of New York, but you don't have to live there to appreciate this watch. The watch exudes an upscale, genteel atmosphere. The watch will also resist water to 200 meters. Baume & Mercier crafted this watch with luminous hour hands and a date display.

The Silver Dial Modern Multi-Function Watch is very much a watch of the present that takes inspiration from the past. The extra features on this watch make it modern. The watch offers a twenty four hour time function and a date function, giving a little extra flexibility than the typical retro-esque watch. The design is a silver toned case on a silver toned bracelet. The bracelet has a nice mix of brushed and polished metal. The sunray dial is also silver toned, for a shiny and sleek look. Plus, this watch comes with a 10 year warranty, important for any watch.

If your idea of retro is the 80s, and your idea of style is sweet urban hip hop, check out the Freestyle Speed Dial Watch. Guaranteed to stand out on your wrist and in a crowd, this watch is a vibrant solid hot pink. How can you go wrong with hot pink? If you're young, you can't. The digital watch features two alarms, a heat timer, a calendar, and a chronograph. The strap is made from a sturdy plastic. It will be hard not to feel up beat with this watch strapped on. Water resistant to 100 meters, the watch arrives with a limited lifetime warranty.

The Gevril Men's Avenue of Americas 18k Gold Watch takes things back to elegant basics. Real gold and real retro style combine to make a classic timepiece worthy of special occasions for exceptional men. Only 100 watches in this style were made, so get one while you can. Rose gold numbers highlight the crystal case and dial. Gevril designed this watch to be commanding in size and refined in nature.

For a cool collage of retro inspirations, the Vestal ZR-3 is a unique watch worth considering. The gold toned stainless steel watch shows off a contrasting purple face with a blue and black dial and rim, for an interesting look that pops. The face features triple chronograph movement. The watch is water resistant to 100 meters. The entire package is a standard large size, with a face width of 52 mm and a band width of 24 mm. A butterfly safety clasp adorns the watch, which could easily be worn casually with jeans or dressed up with a pair of slacks.

A retro watch on a man's wrist says he knows where's been and he knows where he's going.